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blas·pheme

 (blăs-fēm′, blăs′fēm′)
v. blas·phemed, blas·phem·ing, blas·phemes
v.tr.
1. To speak of (God or a sacred entity) in an irreverent, impious manner.
2. To revile; execrate.
v.intr.
To speak blasphemy.

[Middle English blasfemen, from Old French blasfemer, from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein, from blasphēmos, evil-speaking, blasphemous; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

blas·phem′er (blăs-fē′mər, blăs′fə-) n.

blaspheme

(blæsˈfiːm)
vb
1. (Theology) (tr) to show contempt or disrespect for (God, a divine being, or sacred things), esp in speech
2. (Theology) (intr) to utter profanities, curses, or impious expressions
[C14: from Late Latin blasphēmāre, from Greek blasphēmein from blasphēmos blasphemous]
blasˈphemer n

blas•pheme

(blæsˈfim, ˈblæs fim)

v. -phemed, -phem•ing. v.t.
1. to speak impiously or irreverently of (God or sacred things).
2. to speak evil of; slander; abuse.
v.i.
3. to speak irreverently of God or sacred things; utter impieties.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin blasphēmāre < Greek blasphēmeîn to speak profanely]
blas•phem′er, n.

blaspheme


Past participle: blasphemed
Gerund: blaspheming

Imperative
blaspheme
blaspheme
Present
I blaspheme
you blaspheme
he/she/it blasphemes
we blaspheme
you blaspheme
they blaspheme
Preterite
I blasphemed
you blasphemed
he/she/it blasphemed
we blasphemed
you blasphemed
they blasphemed
Present Continuous
I am blaspheming
you are blaspheming
he/she/it is blaspheming
we are blaspheming
you are blaspheming
they are blaspheming
Present Perfect
I have blasphemed
you have blasphemed
he/she/it has blasphemed
we have blasphemed
you have blasphemed
they have blasphemed
Past Continuous
I was blaspheming
you were blaspheming
he/she/it was blaspheming
we were blaspheming
you were blaspheming
they were blaspheming
Past Perfect
I had blasphemed
you had blasphemed
he/she/it had blasphemed
we had blasphemed
you had blasphemed
they had blasphemed
Future
I will blaspheme
you will blaspheme
he/she/it will blaspheme
we will blaspheme
you will blaspheme
they will blaspheme
Future Perfect
I will have blasphemed
you will have blasphemed
he/she/it will have blasphemed
we will have blasphemed
you will have blasphemed
they will have blasphemed
Future Continuous
I will be blaspheming
you will be blaspheming
he/she/it will be blaspheming
we will be blaspheming
you will be blaspheming
they will be blaspheming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blaspheming
you have been blaspheming
he/she/it has been blaspheming
we have been blaspheming
you have been blaspheming
they have been blaspheming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blaspheming
you will have been blaspheming
he/she/it will have been blaspheming
we will have been blaspheming
you will have been blaspheming
they will have been blaspheming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blaspheming
you had been blaspheming
he/she/it had been blaspheming
we had been blaspheming
you had been blaspheming
they had been blaspheming
Conditional
I would blaspheme
you would blaspheme
he/she/it would blaspheme
we would blaspheme
you would blaspheme
they would blaspheme
Past Conditional
I would have blasphemed
you would have blasphemed
he/she/it would have blasphemed
we would have blasphemed
you would have blasphemed
they would have blasphemed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blaspheme - utter obscenities or profanitiesblaspheme - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner; "blaspheme God"
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
2.blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner; "blaspheme God"
blaspheme, curse, cuss, swear, imprecate - utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
talk of, talk about - discuss or mention; "They spoke of many things"

blaspheme

verb curse, swear, abuse, revile, profane, damn, desecrate, cuss (informal), use bad language, be foul-mouthed, take the Lord's name in vain, execrate, anathematize He cursed and blasphemed to his last gasp.

blaspheme

verb
To use profane or obscene language:
Informal: cuss.
Translations

blaspheme

[blæsˈfiːm] VI (= swear) → blasfemar

blaspheme

[blæsˈfiːm] viblasphémer
to blaspheme against sth → blasphémer contre qch

blaspheme

vtlästern, schmähen (geh)
viGott lästern; to blaspheme against somebody/something (lit, fig)jdn/etw schmähen (geh)

blaspheme

[blæsˈfiːm] vibestemmiare
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One day when I cursed providence for making me so wicked, and ordaining me to such a fate, my adopted father said to me, `Do not blaspheme, unhappy child, the crime is that of your father, not yours, -- of your father, who consigned you to hell if you died, and to misery if a miracle preserved you alive.' After that I ceased to blaspheme, but I cursed my father.
"Speak, then," he snarled, turning to me; "but blaspheme not against the things that are sacred upon Barsoom."
I can take down bars, I can distinguish oats from shoe-pegs, I can blaspheme a saddle-boil with the college-bred, and I know a few other things - not many; I have had no chance, I have always had to work; besides, I am of low birth and no family.
``The blood of these accursed dogs,'' said the Grand Master, ``shall be a sweet and acceptable offering to the saints and angels whom they despise and blaspheme; and with their aid will we counteract the spells and charms with which our brother is entwined as in a net.
"It was thus, and by mere accident -- may God pardon me if I blaspheme -- that he heard the confession of the executioner of Bethune."
"Be on the look-out, for you know neither the day nor hour when your (I don't wish to blaspheme, so I'll leave a blank) --cometh.
I fear that it has given my colleague, Professor Summerlee, occasion to blaspheme."
Among them I should have stood like Hymenaeus and Alexander, who were delivered over to Satan that they might learn not to blaspheme. What a grand revenge you have taken!
Then they open their throttle valves, and how they do brag, and sneer, and swell, and soar, and blaspheme the sacred name of Truth!